A busy day for a Utah delegate

By Rosemary Young, For the Deseret News

Yesterday was a busy day as a delegate: a gubernatorial debate in Farmington from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., a visit with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, in Bountiful and on to the Davis County Convention at Woods Cross High.

All the signs out on the lawn, the bustle and activity in the halls, and meeting with candidates inside was a great experience. In my voting district, the only vote to cast was for Davis County Commissioner, but I enjoyed having a chance to hear Rep. Jim Hansen report on the work he had done in the last session.

The best thing was finally getting to see and hear from some of the less advertised candidates in the Senate and Congressional District 2 races.

Generally the meeting was well managed, but I felt that we were hijacked and made a captive audience by the Vietnam veteran from the American Legion who took several minutes pushing his veteran’s agenda. I’m sympathetic with veteran’s issues, but I felt this was not the time and place.

Looking forward to more visits with candidates this next week and the state convention on Saturday.

Rosemary Young is part of Utah Delegates, a group of delegates tweeting and blogging about their experience being a delegate in Utah. This group was assembled by KSL and the Deseret News. Follow them on Twitter: @UTDelegates

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